Secular Rescue is a program of the Center for Inquiry designed to provide emergency assistance to writers, bloggers, publishers, and activists who face threats due to their beliefs or expressions regarding religion.


Help Us Help Omer
“Omer”* is a 32-year-old Pakistani citizen fleeing religious persecution in his native country. Omer escaped Pakistan with the assistance of the Center for Inquiry U.S. (CFI). He is currently reasonably safe and secure in another country in the region. His case has been reviewed and confirmed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Omer hopes to come to Canada and has secured a Canadian sponsor under Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees program.

Read more about Omer .

Centre for Inquiry Canada (CFIC) is raising funds to help Omer with living expenses in his current location, while his application for entrance to Canada is processed.

Please help us help Omer by donating to the CFIC Secular Rescue Fund. All donations to the CFIC Secular Rescue Fund are applied exclusively to Secular Rescue and cases like Omer’s.

* Omer is a pseudonym used for protection from potential reprisals.